For Students: Library Resources for Remote Learning


What should I do with my library books / DVDs / CDs?

In light of Covid-19, I-Share has announced that no fines will accrue during this time. Overdue/lost status notices and new blocks are suspended for all materials borrowed through I-Share or Flaxman Library. Because of this, you do not need to return your materials at this time.* **

*If you are not returning to Chicago, it is recommended that you return your library items to the book-drop bins in the Sharp building lobby by March 20. If you are unable to do so, please email with your specific circumstances for more guidance.

**For Worldshare Interlibrary Loan items (anything borrowed outside of I-Share), please email for more information. 

How do I find resources I can access at home? (eBooks, articles, videos, etc.)

We have a handy guide for just that! Explore our Remote Learning with Online Library Resources research guide for detailed instructions on how to search for and access electronic materials through the library.
It includes help with:

  • eBooks
  • Online journals + articles
  • Streaming video
  • Online image databases

I’m having trouble accessing something I found through the library. What should I do?

The easiest way to get help is to contact us via email at Library staff are continuously checking this email account and will be able to assist you.

I need help with my research. What can I do remotely?

Our librarians are working to make as much of our content available to students remotely. Our online databases can be found on our Databases A-Z tab. If you have any specific questions regarding research please email 

I found something that’s in print that I think I need for my research. What can I do to access it?

Please email with specific information as to what you need scanned to find out what we are able to facilitate.

Last updated:
Friday, March 20, 2020